Announcements

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ICNFA 2017:

ICNFA 2017 will be held in Rome, Italy on June 6 - 8, 2017.

Deadline Extension:

Due to the popular request, the paper submission deadline is extended to March 24, 2017. This is the final deadline extension and the deadlines will not be extended anymore.

SNAL Workshop

International ASET Inc. is proud to present EU funded Initial Training Network SNAL as the organizer of a dedicated workshop for the 3rd World Congress on New Technologies (NewTech'17)

Coordinator of SNAL and organizer of the workshop: Dr. Vladimir Baulin,Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain

Topic of Workshop: Smart Nano-objects for Alteration of Lipid bilayers (SNAL)

The workshop will be held on June 6th, 2017 from 1 pm - 5 pm. Registration for the workshop will be 122 EURs (VAT included) and separate from the main conferences. Workshop attendees will receive a certificate of participation.

For registration, please visit: here.

For more information about the workshop and the speaker, please visit: here.

Poster Board Dimensions:

Authors presenting via poster boards are to be informed that poster boards are 100 cm height and 90 cm width.

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Best Paper Award:

Two best paper awards will be conferred to author(s) of the papers that receive the highest rank during the peer-review and by the respected session chairs. Please visit Paper Submission for more information.

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Propose Exhibits, Workshops & More

ICNFA attracts a wide range of researchers in the field of nanotechnology. As a prominent company in the field of nanotechnology, we would like to offer you an exhibit at ICNFA. Please visit Events for more information.

We are very happy to announce the following keynote speakers for the 8th International Conference on Nanotechnology: Fundamentals and Applications (ICNFA'17):

Dr. Luigi Falciola

Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy

Dr. Alexander Korsunsky

University of Oxford, UK

Dr. Zhong L. Wang

Georgia Tech, USA

Dr. Luigi Falciola

Luigi Falciola graduated in Chemistry in 1998 and received his PhD degree in Chemical Sciences in 2002. He is now Associate Professor in Analytical Chemistry at the Chemistry Department of the Università degli Studi di Milano (Italy), where he founded and leads the ELAN (ELectroANalytical Chemistry) Group.

The Group is devoted to the development, the characterization and the application of electroanalytical methods, together with the comprehension of the kinetics and mechanism of electrode processes with particular attention to the important roles of the electrode material and the solvent media. The main research interests are related to the development of new electroanalytical methodologies (particularly those based on voltammetric pulsed and stripping techniques) and new electrode materials (modified electrodes and composites, ink-jet printed and screen-printed electrodes) to be used for different applications in the fields of sensors, the environmental analysis and of the quality control of different products (water, foodstuff, drugs, ...). In this context, the group is continually producing new electroanalytical sensors based on electrodes modified particularly with nanostructured materials (carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal or oxide nanoparticles) and/or conducting or non-conducting polymers, in order to improve their analytical performances or to detect completely new analytes, such as compounds of emerging concern (CEC).

Luigi Falciola is Member of the International Society of Electrochemistry (ISE), of the Italian Chemical Society (Electrochemistry Division Secretary and Treasurer from 2011 to 2016 and Sensors Group Steering Committee Member), of the Royal Society of Chemistry (Italy Local Section Treasurer). He is author and co-author of 75 scientific papers in peer reviewed International Journals. For further information, you can visit the Group website (http://users.unimi.it/ELAN) where a complete list of Publications can also be found.

Topic of Keynote: Electroanalysis with Modified Electrodes: from the Use of Simple Nanomaterials to Engineered Nanohybrids

Keynote Abstract

Dr. Alexander Korsunsky

Alexander Korsunsky is Professor of Engineering Science at Trinity College, University of Oxford, where he is head of the Multi-Beam Laboratory for Engineering Microscopy (MBLEM). He is part of the Rolls-Royce University Technology Centre in Solid Mechanics. At the nearby Harwell Oxford Campus he heads the Centre for In situ Processing Studies (CIPS) in the Research Complex at Harwell. Each year Prof Korsunsky gives several keynote plenaries at major international conferences on engineering and materials. He maintains active international links, including visiting professorships at Universitá Roma Tre (Italy), ENSICAEN (France) and the National University of Singapore. Prof Korsunsky’s research interests concern developing improved understanding of integrity and reliability of engineered and natural structures and systems, from highperformance metallic alloys to polycrystalline ceramics to natural hard tissue such as human dentin and seashell nacre. Prof Korsunsky co-authored books on fracture mechanics (Springer) and elasticity (CUP), and published over 250 papers in scholarly periodicals on subjects ranging from neutron and synchrotron X-ray diffraction analysis and the prediction of fatigue strength to micro-cantilever bio-sensors, size effects and scaling transitions in systems and structures. His h-index is 20, and his most cited paper 280. Support for Prof Korsunsky’s research has come from EPSRC and STFC, two major Research Councils in the UK, as well as from Rolls-Royce plc, Royal Society, Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), NRF (South Africa), DFG (Germany), CNRS (France) and other international research foundations. Prof Korsunsky on the editorial board of Journal of Strain Analysis (SAGE and IMechE, UK). Prof Korsunsky is consultant to Rolls-Royce plc, the global aeroengine manufacturer, on company design procedures for reliability and consistency. He was seconded to their headquarters in Derby, UK (supported by RAEng), and advised on R&D in structural integrity. Prof Korsunsky plays a leading role in the development of large scale research facilities in the UK and Europe. At Diamond Light Source (DLS, Harwell Oxford, UK) he chaired the Science Advisory Committee and the User Working Group for beamline I12 JEEP (Joint Engineering, Environmental and Processing). He is member of UK delegation to ESRF Council. His activities expand the range of applications of large scale science to problems in real engineering practice. Prof Korsunsky’s research team at Oxford has members from almost every part of the globe (UK, FR, DE, IT, GR, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, South Africa).

Topic of Keynote: Nano-scale Characterisation of Li Ion Migration Phenomena in Battery Materials

Keynote Abstract

Dr. Zhong L. Wang

Dr. Zhong Lin (ZL) Wang is the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering and Regents' Professor at Georgia Tech, and Founding Director and Chief Scientist at Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dr. Wang has made original and innovative contributions to the synthesis, discovery, characterization and understanding of fundamental physical properties of oxide nanobelts and nanowires, as well as applications of nanowires in energy sciences, electronics, optoelectronics and biological science. His discovery and breakthroughs in developing nanogenerators establish the principle and technological road map for harvesting mechanical energy from environment and biological systems for powering a personal electronics. His research on self-powered nanosystems has inspired the worldwide effort in academia and industry for studying energy for micro-nano-systems. He coined and pioneered the field of piezotronics and piezo-phototronics. Dr. Wang was elected as a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2009, member of European Academy of Sciences in 2002, fellow of American Physical Society in 2005, fellow of AAAS in 2006, fellow of Materials Research Society in 2008, fellow of Microscopy Society of America in 2010, fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry, and fellow of the World Innovation Foundation in 2002. He received 2016 Distinguished Scientist Award from (US) Southeastern Universities Research Association, 2015 Thomas Routers Citation Laureate award, 2014 World Technology Prize in Materials; 2014 the James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials from America Physical Society, 2011 MRS Medal from the Materials Research Society, 1999 Burton Medal from Microscopy Society of America. He has authored over 1100 peer reviewed journal articles (16 in Nature and Science, 16 in Nature sister journals). From SCI data base, his entire publications have been cited for over 100,000 times with an h-index of 155; Google scholar gives a citation of 150,000 with an h-index of 180. Details can be found at: http://www.nanoscience.gatech.edu

Topic of Keynote: Nanogenerators for Self-Powered Flexible Electronics and Piezotronics for Active Human-Machine Interfacing

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Upcoming Dates

Dec. 1, 2016
Mar. 24, 2017
Paper Submission Deadline
Final Extended Paper Submission Deadline
Feb. 15, 2017
Mar. 27, 2017
Notification of Authors
Final Extended Notification of Authors
Mar. 1, 2017
Apr. 20, 2017
Final Version of Accepted Submissions Deadline
Final Version of Accepted Submissions Deadline